Lord, as we learn about the development of life in the womb,
We see the various systems and organs of our body grow very quickly,
And then, as time goes by,
We grow in size and strength as we prepare for life outside the womb.
This constant growth in strength
Is meant to continue throughout life.
Though our body size is limited,
You will that we constantly grow in the spirit,
Grow in all the virtues,
And grow in love and compassion.
Be our constant strength, O Lord,
And each day, enable us to take your hand,
And grow into the people you want us to be.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.